ARUN RAMAMOORTHY, PARTNER
At Pinnacle Ventures, Arun focuses on investments in mobile, internet, and enterprise, where technology shifts are disrupting the market.
Arun led Pinnacle's investments and serves on the boards of Telestax, a leading open source platform that enables companies to deploy RTC applications involving voice, video, messaging and IOT and Evie, a mobile launcher with universal search, He also led Pinnacle's investment in OpsClarity that provides monitoring for modern applications and data infrastructure. Arun is currently involved with HotChalk, an educational technology provider partnering with universities to bring degrees online; Boost Media that helps source, manage, and test ad copy for paid search and Nextbit, a developer of a cloud Android phone. Some of his prior involvements include Tinyco (SGN), Pentaho (HDS), Newport Media (ATML), WiChorus (TLAB) and Zecter (MOT/GOOG).
Before joining Pinnacle Ventures, Arun spent over 8 years in various operating roles spanning strategy, marketing, product development, supply chain, and investments. In the Sales and Marketing Group at Intel, his focus was on strategic marketing and branding covering all product lines. Prior to that in the Technology and Manufacturing Group at Intel, he was responsible for product and supply chain development. During this time he mentored university research, managed technology development programs and partnered with Intel Capital to make investments in startup companies. Earlier in his career, he worked in product development at a startup backed by DFJ and Intel Capital.
Arun has an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a B.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India. He holds 8 patents and has an additional 3 in process.